Room temperature ferromagnetic Fe- and Ni-doped TiO2 thin films were grown by the laser ablation on both LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 substrates. Most of the films are pure anatase, and only the films of Ni content of 3.6% and 4.6% are rutile. Films on LaAlO3 substrates are more crystallized than films on SrTiO3 substrates resulting from the lattice mismatch. Our magnetic measurements also suggest that the ferromagnetism in Fe/Ni:TiO2 films is not due to Fe/Ni segregations but due to Fe/Ni:TiO2 matrices. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.